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Brothers of the Head (2005)

R | | Drama, Music | 6 October 2006 (UK)
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In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.

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... Henry Couling
... Boatman
... Himself
... Brian Aldiss
... Roberta Howe
Luke Wagner ... Young Zak
Anna Nygh ... Zak's Mum / Rita Bedderwick
Howard Attfield ... Zak Bedderwick
... Nick Sidney
... Chris Dervish (as Ed Hogg)
... Paul Day - 1970's
Nicholas Millard ... Tubs
... Paul Day - Present day
... Henry Couling
... Roberta Howe
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In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.

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For some people... Rock & Roll was always a freak show.

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Drama | Music

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Rated R for language, drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »
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6 October 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Até Que a Morte os Separe  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,794, 4 August 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,978, 15 October 2006
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Film debuts of brothers Harry Treadaway' and Luke Treadaway'. See more »

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Barry Howe: What are you writing about?
Laura Ashworth - 1970's: Well, you guys specifically.
Barry Howe: What about us?
Laura Ashworth - 1970's: Well, you know, you're kind of... you know, you're different. Young and exciting.
Barry Howe: Young, exciting, what else? Give me a- give me a third.
Laura Ashworth - 1970's: Listen, I'm actually writing an article about exploitation of the physically impaired.
Barry Howe: [long pause] Speak to Tubbs, he's got a dodgy ankle.
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References Tommy (1975) See more »

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Too much head involved here ( no pun intended )
19 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

One of the most realistic mockumentaries to ever hit the silver screen, Brothers of the Head boasts its high production value with a big head. This film pours its soul into the authenticity of the circa 1970's ambiance and climate, and never looks back, or forward at that. This film about a pair of conjoined twins that become a British rock group, is simply too difficult to absorb. The twins played by real-life brothers Harry and Luke Treadaway, could be the one redeeming quality of the film, besides the amazing authenticity, which keeps us guessing if this is a real documentary or not. Unfortunately the music in this film lends to the authenticity of Brit-rock at the time, and is just obnoxious and at no point catchy. Along with the annoyingly loud and incomprehensible music is the unnecessary dream sequences meshed with flashbacks of the two young twins. Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, directors of the film, simply do not re-create the magic they had in Lost in La Mancha. Although this is a very noble and heartfelt attempt at showing the exploitation of the entertainment industry, it simply is too bona fide for its own good.


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